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DROID XYBOARD Receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update, System Version 98.8.127

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DROID XYBOARD 10.1 owners, if you still exist, you should be receiving Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” at any moment thanks to Verizon and Motorola. After going months and months without word on the update, Motorola finally committed to releasing Jelly Bean to the neglected VZW tablet, they just gave us no indication as to when that might happen. Randomly tonight, a reader of ours received it.

With the 4.1.2 update, you’ll get Google Now! Actually, you get all that came with Jelly Bean like Project Butter, expandable notifications, voice search, resizable widgets, and more.

To try and pull the update, head into Settings>About tablet>System updates.

Cheers Josh!

  • maxxpp

    bricked mz615 waiting for JB

  • ForbiddenArtist

    I just updated my xyboard 10.1 and now after it turns on I only get a lighted black screen!!! Whats going on?! I tried to boot it in restore mode and the little android dude was laying down with an exclamation symbol. So I have tried to force boot it since and still the same, after the dual core screen just blank! Anyone know what I can do???? Thanks

  • drs361

    Allen the same thing happen to my xyboard and I don’t know where to go or who to blame for this. Mine does the exact same thing.

  • Southern Bar

    Similar to Allen M, Mine downloaded the update, but when i updated it will not go past the “dual core” screen. The screen is back lit but just black. Ive tried various hard and soft boots but it keeps turning on by itself. Thanks Moto for “upgrading” my tablet…

    • donjeffcoat

      I used ‘runandhide05’s post from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1756100 to do a fastboot back to Honeycomb(3.2.2) and it works great.

      I then did another system update from settings and now have ICS(4.0.4) back working. I did not put any of my old apps or data back

  • TMVA

    Xyboard 8.2 received 4.1.2 Dec 10, 2013. A year since the update to ICS. Don’t know why it took so long, but I’m ecstatic! This tab is still my favorite out of four.

  • Vansh Gandhi

    I have a xyboard which is completely stock, no mods. I still have not received the update. How do I get it?

  • Alan Tegel

    My 8.2 got the update and was unusable after it. I was forced to hard factory reset it. I wonder if this the reason my 10.1 device still hasn’t gotten the OTA. Both tablets have active LTE SIMS.

  • Ray

    Still no ota update

  • Bill Hart

    Giving up on it… still nothing…. anybody have the file available to download?

  • Bill Hart

    Still no ota update…is the update file available anywhere to download

    • Keri0527

      Me too. I keep checking and nada.

  • Thomas Schneider

    Do you need to have an active LTE sim card in the unit to receive the update?

  • bigachx

    I bought a Sony Xperia Tablet Z two months ago, but just now I took out my old Droid Xyboard and dusted it off so I could try out this update – you know… just for shits and giggles 😀

  • Droid Ronin

    This is impressive…and outside of the 18 month update cycle too.

  • Andrew Chignell

    Just got it for the xyboard 8.2 aka xoom 2 media tablet. Looks fantastic.

    • morpheus282

      Just checked on my Verizon 8.2 and the update was there waiting for me. Woo Hoo!

  • Jared Miller

    got it!

  • Charlie R.

    10.1 Verizon Xyboard and it still says up to date on ICS. Still waiting.

    I picked up this tablet for a hundred bucks a few weeks ago, and for what I paid, it’s a solid device.

    • Southern Bar

      Dont update! It will ruin it. Mine isnt working after update…

  • beng8686

    Does this apply to WiFi only units too?

    • Astoundingly, no. Motorola has said that only the Verizon variant will be getting it. WiFi-only models and all the international models (known as the Xoom 2 outside the US) will remain on ICS. Ain’t that some sh*t?

  • Allen Leckband

    Ran the 4.1.2 update this morning and will not boot. All I get is the opening splash page and then the screen goes dark. I can turn on/off and get into the bootloader but that’s it. I did not touch it while updating and it was plugged in the whole time…anyone else have a issue?

    • DJ

      Same issue here!

      • coynerl

        same here

        • Dorian grey

          Same here any known fix yet

    • chad

      Anyone found as fix after update all o get is motorola screen then goes dark but back lit

    • drs361

      Same here, so where do we go??

  • kixofmyg0t

    Damnit Moto just unlock the Xyboard already. The dev community can take care of it.

    i mean we’re still busy moving partitions around to get Kitkat running on our Xoom.

    • King Lo

      There is a non-existant Dev community for the Xyboard. It doesn’t even have a working recovery.

  • Scott Capodice

    This is the moto update policy that I’m used to…lol

  • Keri0527

    Finally! I’ve held onto this thing hoping it would update eventually.

    • King Lo

      Yeah I think this is the end of the road for it though. It has the TI OMAP in it. This is probably the last thing it’ll ever receive

  • hill

    i cant get this update … why

  • Matthew Merrick

    Isn’t there an 8″ xyboard with identical specs? Did it get updated as well?

    • It will, as long as it’s the Verizon variant. The WiFi-only version won’t be getting Jelly Bean.

  • gabravo2005

    I’m guessing Kellen is up for baby duty?

  • Ben Murphy

    Tell tell signs of a slow news day…

    • Well, it is a Droid website.

    • DERP